Busy, busy, busy…but are you effective?
Always crazy busy? Always multitasking? If you are nodding your head in agreement, please sit down for the next paragraph. It’s a great takeaway from a article we recently read on Inc.com. Here it is:
Some people think being busy is being productive. But if none of it is helping you to meet your deadlines or give attention where it’s needed, there’s not much value to it besides an adrenaline buzz. “Busy” isn’t a synonym for “effective,” so slow down.
The article is called “7 Time Management Mistakes That Are a Complete Waste of Time” by Lolly Daskal. We liked it because it speaks to everyone who is working hard towards the right goals, but find themselves spinning their wheels, and stressed out more times than not. All too often, it’s because of unproductive behaviors that people are unaware they have—possibly because they are moving too fast to notice them. Sometimes it pays to slow down, access the mayhem and adjust your plan accordingly.
“Time management problems aren’t always a simple fix, but there are some basic things you can try to cut back on unproductive busy work,” says Tina Hamilton, PHR, president of myHR Partner. “Effective leaders know how to manage their time in addition to their employees, and in fact, these two tasks often overlap.” Being able to keep your processes streamlined gives you more time to focus on your core responsibilities, build better working relationships within your team and increase efficiency throughout your company.
So, take a step back and see if things like micromanaging, chasing after unclear priorities or procrastination are wasting time and energy. If so, consider streamlining your systems and offering support for your leadership. Let these tools reduce wheel-spinning, time-wasting challenges. The benefits will be significant in the workplace, and personally.
Giving your managers the training and tools they need to be effective and productive pays off!
myHR Partner has a wide range of training offerings that will help your team play a more vital role in the success of your business. We can create customized training programs to help you build a productive workforce, and we can help you with your HR processes in ways that can improve your bottom line. Contact us today for more information.